All athletes will be required to sign a liability waiver, as this event is far beyond the typical CrossFit workout or endurance event.
As with the last two years of this event, we will have a “team” format available: this allows for teams of up to four athletes to share the workouts and distribute the movements among their teammates to complete the WOD. Athletes are encouraged to “team up” with each other to make their way through these challenging workouts. You can rotate teams throughout the event too; make a few new friends as we honor these fallen men and women.
The final WOD – “MURPH” – will be completed as a team with all remaining athletes grinding out the last 2 miles of running, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, and 300 squats together. We all run, but we share the reps of the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats.
There is NO expectation that all athletes perform ALL WODs. This is a fundraising event FIRST, Endurance event second. We want a good number of folks to sign up so that we can increase the overall donation amount to the SWSF. Of course, we would love to see you knock out as many WODs as you want to safely perform. But we’re here for what the event MEANS more than the physical challenge of 24 separate HERO WODs.
Scale EARLY and scale OFTEN. There is no need to “bro it out”. Some of our strongest men and women during the last two years have only completed half or less as prescribed. These are HARD and HEAVY workouts. Be safe.
What to Bring:
All Athletes should come prepared to tackle any workout and familiarize themselves with the basic components found in the Hero WODs.
Bring your: running shoes (there will be around 17 miles of total running in the 24 WODs – sometimes 400 meters at a time); weightlifting belts; weight VESTS (if you have one); wrist wraps; change of shirts, shorts, & socks; calf sleeves & long socks (yup, there are rope climbs); and anything else that helps to get you through two dozen high intensity workouts.
Food / Dining / Retail:
There are several restaurants in the area near CrossFit Main Line (one of our favorites is Barbacoa (http://barbacoaud.com/), which is not even a block away and has some of the best BBQ chicken around) and Jeannie’s Deli ( on the corner by CFML! great breakfast sammiches!!!) but athletes are encouraged to bring a cooler and sufficient food to make it the full day without too many outside meal options. Water, sports recovery drinks, coconut waters, whatever it takes to stay hydrated and functional. We can assist you with Delivery Pizza options available in the neighborhood too. smile emoticon
Our host gym, CrossFit Main Line, has LOADS of t-shirts available / in-stock for purchase this weekend. Bring cash for your “24 Heroes” shirt (if you have pre-notified us of your desired size and quantities) as well as $$$ for CFML shirts, if you’d like one.